Egypt Pair: Private G. Cameron, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, The Nile 1884-85 (933. Pte. G. Cameron. 1/Cam’n. Highrs.); Khedive’s Star 1884-6, unnamed as issued,
George Cameron attested for the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in July 1884, ‘and was drafted out to Egypt, where he took part in the Nile Expedition of 1884-85 and the operations in the Upper Nile, 1885-86.
In July 1891 he transferred to the Army Reserve at Edinburgh Castle, and was called up in 1900 for the South African War, in which he saw a good deal of hard fighting.
He is entitled to the Egyptian medal with clasp for the Nile 1884-85; the Khedive’s Star; the Queen’s South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Orange Free State [and South Africa 1901]; and the Territorial Efficiency Medal.
After his time expired in the Army, Sergeant Cameron joined the 4th Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Scots, now the 6th Battalion the Royal Scots. As a Territorial, Sergeant Cameron was a popular member of the Battalion and took a great interest in its welfare, being a ready worker in his company. He held various appointments in the “Sixth”, and assisted greatly in the working of the Sergeant’s mess. He leaves a widow and nine of a family to mourn his loss. Two sons are in his old regiment, the 79th Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.’ (The recipient’s obituary, in The 79th News, January 1913 refers).
The Queens medal has heavy pitting from Star, therefore fine, the Star better